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Roberto Trinchero


The introduction of digital technologies in the classroom (especially tablets, mobile devices and personal computers) can provide interesting learning opportunities. However, these gains are not automatic: teachers and learners need to learn how to take advantage of these possibilities with a view to improving cognitive activation. This article argues against the separation of teaching and evaluation in favour of an integrated perspective: assessment-as-learning. This is a form of evaluation that integrates learning and evaluation activities. In order to exemplify the concept and promote its application in the classroom, the article presents models for the design of assessment as learning tasks, together with examples of protocols for debriefing and for monitoring the development of students’ abilities.

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